College Student Journal

Founded in 1966, College Student Journal is an education periodical covering the education field. Project Innovation publishes this journal quarterly. The Editor is George Uhlig.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, September

Challenge in Children's Literature
Many comparisons are being made among students in reading achievement. The United States ranked ninth among 35 nations in an international study among students in reading, as reported by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (Reading...
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Changing a Partner's Behavior: Some College Student Data
One-hundred-and-twenty-seven undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous 33 item questionnaire designed to assess the degree to which undergraduate college students expect to change the behavior of their dating...
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College Curriculum Competencies and Skills Former Students Found Essential to Their Careers
In this paper, I examine college curriculum competencies and skills acquired in college education that former students report as most essential to improve their career experiences. Multivariate analysis indicates that despite the technological changes...
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Effects of Personality on Metacognitive Self-Assessments
College students' metacognitive self-assessments before and after tests were examined in relation to personality and study time. Instead of using laboratory learning, our study is the first to use actual classroom learning and testing across a period...
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Employers' Preferences for Bachelors' and Masters' Level Rehabilitation Graduates
This study gathered information from employers about job titles, education, credentialing desired, salary expectations, and projected job growth for rehabilitation program graduates. A survey was mailed to 377 employers who were expected to hire rehabilitation...
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Engaging College Student Interest through a "Novel": The Dancer's Gift as a Review of Core Concepts *
College students today show a preference to be entertained as well as informed. While the debate on whether academia "should" be entertaining continues, this study sought data from one-hundred and fifty-six undergraduates enrolled in four Courtship...
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Examining the Relationship between Worry and Trait Anxiety
The relationship between worry and trait anxiety was explored. University students (N = 218) completed the trait form of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ). The STAI was found to include four factors:...
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From the Arcade to the Classroom: Capitalizing on Students' Sensory Rich Media Preferences in Disciplined-Based Learning
The world of contemporary students is bombarded with noise, color, and action; even their entertainment is interactive and high tech. This new environment has impacted all levels of education; however, discipline-based studies capitalizing on this...
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Grade Expectations: Redux
We surveyed undergraduate students taking upper level psychology courses about their course and grade expectations as an extension of the work of Gaultney and Cann (2001) with introductory psychology students. More students believed success in a course...
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Learning Styles of Elementary Preservice Teachers
This study investigated the learning style preference of 72 elementary preservice teachers who were near the end of their third year of collegiate study. A learning style inventory, the Style Analysis Survey, was administered to determine learning...
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Orbitofrontal Function and Educational Attainment
Orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) plays important roles in processes of reward and self-regulation. Lesions of OFC induce changes in personality and social conduct characterized by behavioral disinhibition, impulsivity, reduced autonomy, lack of concern with...
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Participating but Not Leading: Women's Under-Representation in Student Government Leadership Positions
We explored whether women were equally represented in leadership roles in college student governance at 21 Midwestern comprehensive universities. We surveyed the college studdent governments and asked them to report how many women participated in governance,...
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Relationship between Color and Emotion: A Study of College Students
Ninety-eight college students were asked to indicate their emotional responses to five principle hues (i.e., red, yellow, green, blue, purple), five intermediate hues (i.e., yellow-red, green-yellow, blue-green, purple-blue, and red-purple), and three...
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Sleep-Length and Life Satisfaction in a College Student Sample
The relationship between sleep-length and global life satisfaction was investigated among a sample of 212 college students. Participants indicated their habitual sleep-length and completed the Satisfaction with Life Scale. Results of a simple regression...
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Students' Attitudes toward Statistics: Implications for the Future
The emergence of a reform movement in statistics education has influenced the teaching and learning of statistics over the past few decades. The teaching of statistics concepts and courses in elementary and secondary education as well as the implementation...
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Studying Abroad: The Role of College Students' Goals on the Development of Cross-Cultural Skills and Global Understanding
This study examined the broader impact that study abroad programs have on students' cross-cultural skills and global understanding and the role that students' goals for participating in study abroad programs play on the development of these outcomes....
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Supporting First Generation College Freshmen with Small Group Intervention
The Freshman Empowerment Program is a group process designed to support first generation freshmen. This article discusses the research compiled regarding the success of this program following its initial implementation. Results indicate that GPA was...
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Teaching Critical Thinking in an Introductory Leadership Course Utilizing Active Learning Strategies: A Confirmatory Study
Critical thinking is often seen as a universal goal of higher education but is seldom confirmed as an outcome. This study was conducted to determine whether an introductory level college leadership course that encouraged active learning increased critical...
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Test Cheating in a Rural College: Studying the Importance of Individual and Situational Factors
There is a long line of studies on academic cheating. This literature has established a litany of different individual and contextual factors that seem to inspire student conformity of the official rules of test taking. This study draws on this literature...
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The Effects of Course-Related Service Projects in a Child Development Course
A Head Start volunteer project was designed for a college-level child development course and implemented in three different sections of the class across two semesters. Overall, 70 students participated (65 females and 5 males) with assessment data...
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The Leader of the Band: The Pivotal Role of the Academic Department Head in the Pursuit of Continuous Improvement and Innovation in Business Education
Administrators of business schools across the country are coming under increasing pressure to demonstrate accountability in many ways, from curriculum to faculty development. As such, department heads are being asked to formalize processes and assess...
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The "OCEAN" and the Night-Sky: Relations between the Five-Factor Model of Personality and Noctcaelador
This study explored the relationship between noctcaelador, psychological attachment to the night-sky, and the Five-Factor Model of Personality. University students (N = 108) were administered the Noctcaelador Inventory and Saucier's Big-Five Mini-Markers...
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